Michael Siburt has more than 19 years of experience providing construction management services to include construction administration, project documentation, and quality assurance as an owner’s field representative. In Michael’s role as Project Controls Services Leader, he is responsible for MBP’s data-driven approach to providing solutions that effectively forecast, analyze, and influence project outcomes. He oversees all project controls services to include cost estimating, constructibility review, value engineering, CPM scheduling, risk management, and earned value management services.
Michael’s specialized project controls experience includes K-12, higher education, military, correctional, residential, performing arts, medical, laboratory, and site utility projects. He routinely provides CPM schedule training to construction professionals and has provided scheduling support services to contractors, owners, and design professionals including master scheduling, creating baselines and performing schedule updates, baseline and update schedule compliance reviews, review of time impact analyses, and claim schedule delay analysis.
MS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
BS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
1. How did you get into a career in construction?
Growing up, my uncle built houses, so I would run around with him checking out new homes and helping him with little odds and ends. In high school, that transitioned into a love of drafting class. Living in Blacksburg, I always knew I wanted to go to Virginia Tech, so construction in the form of architecture or civil engineering was a logical choice. All these factors, combined with my schedule and process-driven brain, led me to focus on construction management and CPM scheduling in graduate school.
2. Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Blacksburg, Virginia. My mom and her family are lifelong residents and my dad moved there when he was 13.
3. What is your dream vacation/favorite travel spot?
Without a doubt, Antarctica.
4. What is some advice you’d give to your 20-year-old self?
Enjoy the journey!